There’ll be hail to pay

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer H aving your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets, and torn rows of corn. Nor is it like suffering the death of a cat, the loss of […]

Storm hits area

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers – Heavy rain, hail and high winds reek havoc on area yards, farms. The night skies across New Mexico were alight with red, white and blue on the Fourth of July, but the fireworks were about the only illumination for Tucumcari residents. More than 4,500 homes and businesses lost power […]

Storm blankets Clovis

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Linden Brown, 5, reaches to tackle his sister Jenneal Brown, 6, both of Lampasas, Texas, as they play Tuesday at Greene Acres Park in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A powerful eastbound storm that blanketed most of New Mexico and parts of West Texas sent a reminder to […]

Increase in development puts strain on city’s drainage system

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Mark Autrey, with the Curry County Road Department, digs out a path on Friday for the water drainage line between Sugarbeet and Humphrey Road. ( CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Budget cuts, developments sprouting like mushrooms, and a year of heavy rain have exacerbated drainage problems in Clovis. Tack […]

Reader Reaction: Residents weigh in on storm-water fee

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about city commissioners’ decision on Thursday to accept a $50,000 fee to manage storm-water drainage for an area subdivision. Some responses: “I ATTENDED THE COMMISSION meeting. The commissioners accepted a $50,000 fee to help with future impact of the development on storm-water runoff. The fee was acceptable to […]

Grundman, Howard

Howard Grundman Services:  Have been held. Howard “Axel” Grundman, 82, of Storm Lake, Iowa, formerly from Albuquerque, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. He was born on Nov. 15, 1921, in Pella, Iowa, to Ralph S. and Katherine Elvira Burtness Grundman.  He was baptized on Dec. […]

Flooding closes roads

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Richard Rees, 14, of Clovis walks on 14th Street past the lake at Chavez Park Tuesday afternoon. The level of the lake had risen within a couple feet of the road by late afternoon. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Sammy Cordova said he pushed at least 20 cars out of […]

Find refuge in Jesus in good and bad times

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist It seems that it has been raining so much lately. One minute the clouds are rolling in and the next minute, a torrent of rainfall. Lately, it hasn’t been uncommon for Clovis to get an inch of rain in just a short period of time. Anyone who has lived in […]

Wet weather blankets area

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David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Linda Martinez came to Clovis from California’s San Bernardino Valley in search of a safer environment for her family. So far, the weather has not cooperated. A tree fell on her car Sunday night as a storm whipped through the region with lightning and winds at speeds in excess of 45 […]

Wild weather’s wonders spark pursuit

David Arkin Severe weather involving tornados and lightning can lift fish out of lakes, snap utility poles like soggy toothpicks and force cows to scatter like bowling pins in all different directions. So it’s no wonder storm chaser Jerome Provencio says he might be a little bit crazy. And you can’t really blame him for […]